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SAI Extension Centre in KISS
29.04.2016
 
KISS Excels in 10th Board Exam, Posts 95 Percent Result
27.04.2016
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu visits KISS
16.04.2016
Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India to Visit KISS
16.04.2016
Shri A. K. Mital, Chairman, Railway Board to Visit KISS
16.04.2016
KISS Inks MoU with EdCIL
13.04.2016
KISS, Cambridge University and Neeti Foundation Join Hands to Work on R&D
09.04.2016
Hon’ble Shri Justice Vineet Saran, Chief Justice, Odisha High Court, visits KISS
09.04.2016
His Excellency Mr. Hyun Cho, Hon’ble Ambassador of Republic of Korea to India,visits KISS
08.04.2016
Kellogg to Provide Breakfast to KISS Students
06.04.2016
 

SAI Extension Centre in KISS

Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved the proposal for establishment of an Extension Centre of STC/SAG at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), in the disciplines of Athletics and Archery from the academic session 2016-17. The centre will have 20 trainees to start with. The selection will be done as per the latest revised guidelines in athletics and archery disciplines. The sports infrastructure and facilities will be maintained on regular basis and upgraded from time to time by the KISS authorities. Sports equipment will be supplied as per the scheme guidelines.

SAI selected KISS for its Extension Centre because of impressive track record of the Institute in sports. The KISS authorities give equal emphasis to both, education and sports. Its students have achieved much success in national and international level sports, bringing many laurels to the country and Odisha in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and South Asian Games. They have also made it to the probable players list for Olympic Games.

The trainees selected will be in the age group of 8-10 years. The selection of trainees will be done by a duly constituted committee consisting of Director (In-charge), SAI Eastern Centre, Kolkata or his representative, one expert coach of the discipline and one outstanding sports person from the area. Final decision for relaxation in age or any other criteria will be considered only after receiving a complete proposal at SAI Head Office. Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS thanked SAI authorities for choosing KISS for their extension centre. 

KISS Excels in 10th Board Exam, Posts 95 Percent Result

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has posted 95 percent result in 10th Board Examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha. Result of the examination was declared onApril 27, 2016. As many as 1300 students from the school wing of the Institute appeared the examination, which is the highest number in the country from a single school. Despite being a tribal institute, KISS has been achieving excellent result in 10th Board Examination since its inception.  

A large number of students passed in 1st division, according to the sources. While girls outshone boys in general, Pruthiraj Ghanta topped the school securing 93% marks. Over 350 students of various primitive tribal groups (PTG) and 20 orphan students are among those who were successful in the examination.

It is a rare feat to educate and groom tribal students from remote areas of the State and enable them to excel in the 10th Board examination every year, opined intellectuals. Expressing satisfaction over the result, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that continued success of KISS students year after year has been possible only due to blessings of God, continuous effort of teachers, staff and hard labour of students of KISS.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu visits KISS

 Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on Saturday. Addressing 25,000 tribal students of KISS, Mr. Prabhu said, I have never ever seen such a big tribal institution. I am visiting the largest tribal institution in the world for the first time. Expressing satisfaction over KISS visit he said, KISS is a noble work. One day students of KISS must bring laurels not only to KISS, but for the entire country. Tribal culture and tradition are very old. We should not ignore to our culture and tradition. Students should learn in such a way, so that they can excel in their career and can uphold their culture and tradition. Mr. Sinha also thanked Dr. Achuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for his contribution towards nation rebuilding through providing education to 25,000 tribal students of KISS. It is surely a noble work of Dr. Samanta, he added. He said, the aim and goal of Dr. Samanta to educate tribal students must be fulfilled. In his welcome address Dr. Samanta highlighted the achievement of KISS students in various fields. He thanked Mr. Prabhu and Mr. Sinha for their visit to KISS. R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS proposed vote of thanks. Among others Dr. P. K. Routarya, CEO, KISS; Suryakant Mohanty, COO, Rajiv Vishnoi, GM, East Coast Railways and other dignitaries of Railways were also present on the occasion. 

KISS Inks MoU with EdCIL

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and EdCIL (India) Ltd., a Government of India Mini Ratna enterprise under MHRD, have agreed to work jointly in areas of Education and Human Resource Development. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the two organizations on April 13, 2016. Shri Diptiman Das, Chairman & Managing Director of EdCIL signed the MoU on behalf of EdCIL, whereas Dr. Prashant Routray, CEO signed on behalf of KISS.

As per the MoU, KISS and EdCIL will engage in substantial and sustained efforts, as appropriate, to discuss the potential for academic collaborations and exchanges. EdCIL may provide financial support for projects of KISS. It will also undertake activities for the betterment of tribal students through its CSR arm. Action projects, research projects, meetings, seminars and conferences on topics of common interest will be organized. On the occasion, EdCIL (India) Ltd. distributed books worth over Rs. 4.5 lakhs to around 9000 tribal students from class I to class V of KISS, under its CSR initiative. Among others, Shri  Suryakant Mohanty, COO, KISS, Shri Promod Patra, DCEO and other officials of KISS and EdCIL were present.

KISS, Cambridge University and Neeti Foundation Join Hands to Work on R&D

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Neeti Foundation and the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge have agreed to work jointly for the common cause of research, advocacy and capacity development for promoting education, health and improved livelihoods and living standards, specially for less privileged children of India, their families and communities. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) paving way for this was signed among the three organizations on April 9, 2016.

A Seminar on Smart Village was also organized on the sidelines of MoU signing ceremony. Professor Sailaja Fenel of Cambridge University; Mr. Suraj Kumar, Chief Mentor, Neeti Foundation, Dr. Krishnan Kumar, Vice Chairman, BDA and Commissioner, BMC; Dr. Veneel Krishna, CEO, Bhubaneswar Smart City Team and Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS joined  the seminar. Issues like environmental degradation due to large scale use of conventional sources of energy, increase in air and water pollution and global warming were discussed at the seminar. Importance should be given on non conventional sources of energy, particularly renewable energy to avoid these menaces, experts opined. There is an urgent need to produce more and more green and clean energy and Govt. of India is rightly is giving importance to solar energy, they said. Participants also emphasized on conservation and management of rain water, use of biogas, cleanliness, sanitation and protection of environment in villages. Amenities in villages need to be improved to make them smart villages, then only success will be achieved in making our cities smart, they said. Awareness should be created among village people on these issues, they added.

In his welcome address, Dr. Samanta stated that Kalarabanka, a remote village in Cuttack district, was made a smart village through his personal efforts by providing all modern amenities in 2004-05. Now the work is in progress to make the entire panchayat a smart panchayat, he informed, while welcoming the idea of smart village, which has been gaining currency recently. Prof. Fenel proposed vote of thanks. 

Kellogg to Provide Breakfast to KISS Students

Kellogg India Pvt. Ltd. will provide cornflake with milk to 25,000 tribal students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in their daily breakfast free of cost, as per a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between KISS and Kellogg India in Mumbai on April 6, 2016. The management of Kellogg India took this decision after it was impressed with the institute that provides education from KG to PG, healthcare, food and accommodation to thousands of tribal students absolutely free. The MoU was signed by Shalini Bijaya Gopalan of Kellogg and Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KISS.

As a part of company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), this programme will start from April 11. The company will also provide a bowl and spoon to every student for their breakfast.

KISS, the world’s largest free residential tribal institute, lays utmost importance on providing nutritious and hygienic food to its students. The institute has its own water filtration plant through reverse osmosis process. “It will be a record to provide breakfast to 25,000 students by any single company and we are happy by providing this to KISS students”, said Ms. Gopalan after signing the Mou. Dr. Samanta thanked Kellogg India for the kind gesture. Students and their guardians have also expressed happiness over this development.